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Rise in ‘on demand’ delivery sends e-tailers scrambling for warehouse space

E-commerce warehouse E-commerce was supposed to bypass the need for expensive downtown storefronts, but rising demand for two-day shipping has turned the tables, with warehousing space in or near cities – close enough to deploy last-mile deliveries – currently costing, on average, more than US$250,000 per acre, up 25 percent from

GLOBAL TRADE COMPLIANCE (The ABC of Trade Compliance)

  “All the best intentions in the world can't guarantee that a company is complying with the volumes of laws and regulations that govern international trade.”   Background As demand for international goods increases, so does the expectation that shipments will arrive on time, without issue. Keeping pace with regulatory requirements and compliance documentation

FedEx says it experienced another record-breaking holiday shipping season

  ... declined to provide specifics Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday it experienced another record-breaking holiday shipping season but declined to provide specifics or data. FedEx Chief Executive Officer Fred Smith said last week the company was on track for another record holiday shipping season, the crucial peak period that

In Final Holiday Push, UPS Grabs Its Accountants to Deliver Packages

Parcel giant works to clear problems caused by the surge of e-commerce orders coupled with the tight market for seasonal workers Scrambling to deliver a crush of holiday shipments before Christmas, United Parcel Service Inc. is using hundreds of its accountants, marketers and other office staff to deliver packages at the

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